C.V. Jaclyn Breeze

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Jaclyn Breeze




Curriculum Vitae


Syracuse University, Master of Music, Composition, May 2023

Syracuse University, Certificate of University Teaching, May 2023

Roberts Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Science, Flute Performance, Jazz Minor, May 2021

Major Teachers

Nicolas Scherzinger, Natalie Draper composition (Syracuse University, 2021-2023)

Seth Wright, composition (Eastman School of Music, 2018-2021)

Dana DiGennaro, flute (Syracuse University, 2021-2023)

Diane Smith, flute (Roberts Wesleyan College, 2017-2021)

Teaching Experience

Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music, Syracuse, NY: August 2021- May 2023

Teaching Assistant

Courses Assisted:

- Diatonic Harmony 1 and 2

- Chromatic Harmony 1 and 2

Core Responsibilities: grading, tutoring, covering missed classes for the professors, arranging and leading study groups



- Aural Skills 1-4

- Keyboard Skills 4

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Guest Lecturer


- Intro to Music (2021, 2023)

- Jazz History (2023)

Other Relevant Work Experience

Society for New Music, Syracuse, NY

Graduate Representative

- collaborate with upcoming performers on new music

- assist with concerts

United Methodist Church of North Chili

Choir and Chimes Director



Jaclyn Breeze

- develop and plan special events

- rehearse ensembles, ages 30 - 85

- schedule performances


Abbey Greene: 2023 TBA (soprano and piano)

Micah Patt: 2023 Contempt, Farewell!

Clem Pearson: 2022 Awaken

Mary Tehan: 2022 Ave Maria

Society for New Music: 2022 Serenity and Strife

Reyers Brusoe: 2022 Runny Babbit, piano and chamber orchestra versions

Tara Sandlin: 2022 Esther’s Request

Asriel Davis: 2022 What Wondrous Love is This

Laura Lentz: 2020 Where the Wind Blows

Reyers Brusoe: 2020 Noel

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: 2019 Go Tell It On De Mountains!

Sabrina DeVos and Charlyne Olick: 2019 Unwound

Reyers Brusoe: 2019 Runny Babbit

Reyers Brusoe: 2019 Praises of God

Rococo Quartet: 2018 Christmas Medley

Notable Performances (composition): Member of BMI



Structures, saxophone duet. Society for New Music, 3 performance series

Brass Quintet No. 6, brass quintet. Brass USA Festival

Where the Wind Blows, solo flute. New Music Chicago

Oh Roses, soprano, piano. Society for New Music

Grown and Flown, soprano, violin, piano. Society for New Music

Serenity and Strife, solo flute. Cazenovia Counterpoint (SNM)

Serenity and Strife, solo flute. fresh ink broadcasts (Classic FM, SNM)


Where the Wind Blows, solo flute. Nature Pieces for Solo Flute (Book and Recordings)

Where the Wind Blows, solo flute. Darkwater Music Festival

Oh Roses, soprano, piano. East Chamber Ensemble Festival


Brass Quintet No. 6, brass quintet. UK Faculty Brass Quintet CD

To Musique, to Becalme His Fever, soprano, violin, piano. Tutti Festival


Go Tell It On De Mountains, orchestra and solo baritone. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 3 performance series


Jaclyn Breeze

Spirals, saxophone quartet. Jazz 90.1 NY’s Jazz Station

Christmas Medley, piano quartet. Rococo Quartet Christmas Tour of China and Ukraine

Selected Honors and Awards:

Age Group Winner of Warren County Summer Music School’s Promising Young Composer Competition: 2022

Hypotenuse Trio COVID Commission, Honorable Mention: 2021

Graduate Assistantship in Music Theory, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY: 2021-2023

Selected Festivals and Conferences:

SCI Region II Conference (volunteer): 2022

Brass USA: 2022

East Chamber Music Emerging Composers Festival: 2021

Darkwater Music Festival: 2021

Saint Mary’s Summer Composition Intensive: 2021

SPLICE Institute: 2021

Arts Letters & Numbers: 2020

Tutti Festival: 2020


Natalie Draper: nrdraper@syr.edu

Assistant Professor, Music Composition, Theory and History at Syracuse University

Dr. Draper was my mentor for the first half of the Future Professoriate Program as well as my supervising course instructor for Chromatic Harmony and lesson teacher.

Janet Brown: janbrown@syr.edu

Associate Teaching Professor, Applied Music and Performance (Voice) Area Coordinator

Professor Brown is my Future Professoriate Program liaison and coached my vocal writing as I worked on commissions for her students.

Neva Pilgrim: nevapilgrim@gmail.com

Artistic Director of the Society for New Music

Ms. Pilgrim and I worked together on several new music concerts in Central New York. I am one of her assistants as the graduate representative on the board for SNM.